Looking for a pain-free way to buy an MRI?
Buying a refurbished MRI sounds like a no-brainer… saving up to 70% off the manufacturer’s price for a quality product. But if you’ve spent any time shopping, you know it’s not that easy. Why? The risk. Websites are convoluted, you don’t know whom you can trust, and you have to work with a company you don’t know.
We’ve heard the stories of deals gone bad. Our customers have told us they want reassurances and they don’t want risks. They want to work with a company they can trust. They want to eliminate the pain in buying a refurbished MRI.
And we responded. We realized that if we want to be great, we must create a process with checks and balances that provides a virtually risk-free and pain-free experience for our customers. We created detailed procedures, added multiple third-party inspections, and voluntarily follow FDA restrictions and guidelines on every MRI Scanner we buy, refurbish, or resell. We’re doing more than just giving empty words and empty promises. We give our customers what they demand: something more than a website’s claims and a salesman’s pitch.
Why is Providian Medical different?
We are an FDA Registered medical device company. Although it’s not required for any refurbished MRI dealer, it’s something we did voluntarily. There’s no better way to prove to our customers that we’re serious about providing a quality product. It provides peace-of-mind and assurances that our customers are not alone.
But does that really prove anything?
Yes. Because our registration with the FDA means we must strictly follow all of the FDA’s quality assurance standards. By conforming to the FDA’s standards, we cannot and do not buy or sell equipment that can’t pass the FDA standards. We have specific processes and we use factory-trained engineers to inspect, de-install, remanufacture, install, test and train customers on every MRI machine we sell.
Does this make our job harder? Absolutely. But every one of our customers knows that we can’t and won’t make empty promises to them. We’re serious about our jobs. We’re serious about reassuring our customers that their new MRI is in good hands.
Do you know how many other companies can say this? Not many.
Refurbished… Re-Certified… Relax!
- Our MRI systems are re-certified prior to shipment, which means the manufacturer will accept it for coverage under its own warranty or service plan
- We use factory-trained engineers for inspection, de-installation, refurbishing/remanufacturing, repair, and installation
- We are registered with the FDA as a medical device company. This means we must comply with strict standards for every piece of MRI equipment we buy, refurbish or resell
- Every MRI scanner is accredited through the American College of Radiation Accreditation for Magnetic Resonance Imaging
We only sell the best brands
Providian Medical is proud to repair, remanufacture, and sell high-quality open, closed, and mobile MRI machines from the top manufacturers with the following magnetic strengths:
- General Electric Signa Series 1.5-3.0 Tesla
- Philips Achieva, Intera, Infinion, and Panorama from 1.0 – 3.0 Tesla
- Siemens Avanto, Symphony, Espree, and Trio from 1.5 – 3.0 Tesla
- Toshiba Excelart, Vantage, Titan, and Opart 1.5 Tesla
Full Service Turnkey, or a la carte?
It’s choice: We can perform a full turnkey solution or simply provide you with what you need. From a simple inspection to managing the entire process, Providian Medical manages each step with expert precision and professionalism. Here are some of our many available services:
- Site Planning
- Parts replacement
- Applications & Training
- Room Shielding Modifications
- Mechanical Installation of Magnet
- Magnet Rigging
Painstaking Quality Assurance
Our process follows our strict standards as well as FDA guidelines, re-certification requirements, and protocols for accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). This can be a painstaking process for us, simply because sometimes we’ll never get past Step 1 with an MRI machine. If it doesn’t pass our initial rigorous inspection, we walk away from that system, no matter good the price looks.
Is it a waste of time?
While it’s expensive for us to inspect a MRI system, we reject MRI systems with a problematic history or do not meet our strict standards and requirements. Often it means we’re passing on a bargain-priced machine, but we know that eventually the cost and frustration of down-time and repair costs will ultimately negate any possible savings up-front for our valued customers. Yet these machines find their way on the market and surely someone is making a lot of money… at their customer’s expense. We don’t work that way. Here’s how we work:
- 1Inspection: Every MRI unit we consider for purchase goes through a rigorous pre-purchase inspection. This is a key step… a historically problematic MRI system will likely cause headaches in the future. Sometimes today’s “bargain” is tomorrow’s “wish I hadn’t done that”. We don’t want someone else’s lemon nor do we want to pass it to our customers.
- 2De-installation: Manufacturer-trained engineers carefully remove the system from its old site and prepare it for its new life elsewhere.
- 3Remanufacturing/Refurbishing: The MRI machine is disassembled down to its component level and fully tested. Each component is accepted, repaired, or replaced to meet manufacturer’s specifications.
- 4Re-certification: The machine is then re-certified to be accepted by the manufacturer for warranty coverage.
- 5Financing: Talk to our leasing specialists on getting the best rates quickly and easily.
- 6Logistics: The MRI is carefully packaged and shipped to its destination, installed, and tested.
- 7RF Shielding/Magnetic Shielding: The room and facility is inspected, tested, and ensured for proper Magnetic and RF shielding
- 8Rigging: Proper rigging of the magnet is performed by an experienced rigging professional
- 9Accreditation: Technicians have the MRI accredited by the ACR.
- 10Applications and Training: Applications specialists train the facility’s technicians on their new MRI imaging machine.
- 11Warranty: Every Providian Medical MRI machine is fully warranted and covered by Providian Medical.
- 12Extended Service Coverage: Providian Medical offers significant savings over the manufacturer on service contracts. However, because the MRI has been re-certified, the manufacturer will also offer its own extended service contracts. The choice is yours.
About Providian Medical
Providian Medical specializes in refurbished MRI systems from a variety of different manufacturers. Providian is an FDA-registered medical device company and must comply with the strict standards of the Food & Drug Administrations high quality assurance standards. Providian is one of the only companies operating in the secondary MRI market that can make this claim, and Providian has adhered to these standards since 2004.